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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:12:34 PM »
You GM guys are so lucky!!!!! 

Yes we are..just think, we get the best running and the smoothest riding vehicles. :PokePhilintheEye

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:00:16 PM »
lol

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:31:39 AM »
Definitely important Phil but in the one I did, the trans input shaft broke, forced the TC forward and took out the thrust bearing.
Now that you gave me a visual, I remember. Thanks
It shoots oil at an angle, to the side, and sprays oil on the cylinder/piston for cooling Tex. Most engines rely on oil splashing/squirting from connecting rods.

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:28:56 PM »
Where do those squirters go Phil? I did crank and bearings in one a few years ago but don't remember seeing them.

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:26:28 PM »
You probably unplugged it back when you were going to do it right and drop the tank.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:24:19 PM »
Not too shabby boss.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:21:31 PM »
Vote early, vote often...

...And remember folks, vote Red on Nov 6th, and Blue on the 7th. Gotta stay organized.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:22:06 AM »
Done.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:21:23 AM »
Also could be pinion bearings :cry: Get the rear axle up on jackstands and have the wife accelerate then let off the gas and listen near the pinion support. Deceleration noise is typically loss of preload and bearings buzzing while the pinion gear runs in an "off" spot on the ring gear coast side.

Jeez, that escalated quickly. lol

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:33:13 AM »
Agree with Shawn, probably ujoints or slip yoke...or you left the hubs locked in the last time you went wheelin'..
Trans issue could be the TV cable adjustment. It's different than a "kickdown" cable and has to be adjusted just right or it will shift funky.

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UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:11:31 PM »
Forgot to add, it doesn't help any that the 800 is only 760cc. Trying to find a local 1000 rzr to graft onto mine right now. very disappointed after all the work I did.

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UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
Yeah definitely stay away from pre '13 800 crews. They are heavily detuned. (45 hp )

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:02:02 AM »
He did say that they let some democrats have power.

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CIEMR / Re: Cavanaugh accuser: Another liberal liar!
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:10:14 PM »
Crowder did a "Rape culture is a myth" video, which ties into Ford, and then this video:

https://youtu.be/WGlEVjiQLy8

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:34:01 AM »
Installed some doors on some crooked walls at the brothers place. 8 down, 11 to go.
This one didn't have room for trim on the left side.

...and we got a ton of rain again. The first one is my backyard.

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:26:37 AM »
I installed 3 doors Friday night with a 3 foot level, then I remembered loaning my brother a 6' and 7'.... they were in his garage a few steps away from where I was working. The next 5 doors went much quicker. Smh

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:33:44 PM »
Funny, I asked about your level because I thought it was another DeWalt tool I needed to buy. ...kinda became obsessed.. should probably start a new tool thread to show off all of the yellow..

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:49:51 PM »
Having lights light up is a great mile stone imo.



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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:53:26 AM »
You turned that diff into a Mona Lisa with a needle scaler, but you don't like to do drum brakes? 
 :facepalm:  JR

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
Then I created a ledge on either side with some aluminum angle that is pop riveted to the plenum walls
Surprised JR didn't ask you why your heater looked like it once had 30 gallons of water in it.
(I assume the drain plugged up at one time? condensation?)

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:52:52 PM »
Looks good.
Whats that yellow, "stick" thing leaning against the left wall in that 2nd to last pic?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:21:09 AM »
Hahaha.

Same area I've been hunting, west of Marana.
Same place I had a couple of A10s practice a gun run on me a few years back. Was told that they (along with C117s I think) train terrain navigation quite a bit out there. Nothing like having one of those freight haulers banking into you at 100', and then targeted by a couple of slow moving dragons when you've been a civy all your life. Lol

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:21:53 PM »
Went out and played in the mud again today, and it rained all day. It's been a very long time since we've had this much rain.
Don might recognize this landmark from his flying days. It's a game water catchment in the middle of a mountain pass.


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:42:36 AM »
That last sentence sounds pretty useful, as in:
#1-changing light bulbs
#2- better built than those Walmart fold up shades (Will it fit in the Jeep?)
#3-add chain=mobile gantry
#4-add ramps and cut floor out=mobile lube "pit"
...and last
#5- mobile speach platform, for when Shawn runs for Gov'ner
;P

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:50:29 PM »
Sounds pretty weird Sam. Does that mean the polar bears won't go extinct now? Haha

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:09:29 PM »
2" too narrow. One side would have to have the double studs moved/removed, the side that has a double gang nailed to it, along with just the right amount of romex to reach, liberally stapled to said studs. lol
Then the blocking up top has to be moved (arched doors).
I also didn't mention that last night he found out that his bathroom cabinets (2) wouldn't fit because of framing (too narrow by an inch), so the granite guys couldn't finish.

...and today he realized that the granite guys spliced his bar together wrong yesterday. They glued the opposite ends together, not matching the grains. This kitchen bar is curved, about 12' long...heavily epoxied to the base because it hangs over about 14". ugh

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:37:04 AM »
Amen

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:29:06 AM »
And that?s the GCs job to make sure things are done right. And hold checks until they are.


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Yeah Charles, of course, and he has on quite a few things.... I'll make a list sometime... unbelievable really.






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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:48:36 PM »
Shawn, it was his ex's brother. He had framed my brother's garage about 15 years ago and we were pretty impressed....but now he has a crew, and rides around in a truck all day. The phone call went as expected:
"my guys are saints", "why do you have oddball sized doors?", "why didn't you double check my guys' work?", "why did it take you a year to realize the issue?". I swear, my brother talks tough but sure lets guys run over him.  He can't say I didn't warn him..."I'm going to sub my own house" he says. "how hard can it be?" he says. 
:facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:48:46 PM »
Started helping my brother hang doors last night. House is wired, plumbed, rocked, textured...well, you get the picture.
First door I went to fit, didn't fit. 2 doorways were framed wrong. Not good...doors were custom built in Cali, at $350 each, not shipped (he took my trailer to retrieve). I'm glad that I'm not the one having to make that phone call....and we were going to start tiling this weekend.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:49:25 PM »
Why would you insult Charles like that Mike?

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:31:12 PM »
That was pretty funny!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:22:34 PM »
I think JR is referring to the line next to your probe. It doesn't look like it has any drop to it...horizontally, left to right.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:07:59 PM »
I guess "fissure" would be the proper word....
It's because we've pumped out so much ground water in our valley over the years. The valley drops, then the cracks form at the base of our small mountain ranges around the valley. This one is towards Marana.
Remember seeing the town of Eloy when you were flying around down here? It has dropped 20+ feet in elevation in the last 50 years.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:05:21 PM »
Went deer scouting today and found this little guy...a desert tortoise... only the second live one I've ever seen. He was attacked by a coyote last night (I tracked him out).
The second pic looks interesting.. bumper pull for sale. Might buy it for Idaho since it's set up for snow load. Lol
... also found a fresh fault in the desert. It's only 10' deep now, since it rained quite a bit in that area and filled it in with sediment, but it's about 1/4 mile long.

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 04, 2018, 04:42:54 PM »
Same guy that wants you to put a shackle in the vise and beat it with a hammer wants you to go with primo springs? Is this guy from Denver or somethin'? :)

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:59:39 PM »
Or if you want to save some work, just reposition the left one and shift the whole axle so the right one lines up.


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 :facepalm:

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:24:38 PM »
I can tell you that they seem to like Az in the winter, and I'll leave it at that.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:46:16 PM »
Prayers sent.

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:04:05 PM »
Sounds like something a hippie would do.
JR likes things symmetrical, don't you know.
See that redwood fence? Probably wasn't more than 20 thou out over the entire length!

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:22:26 AM »
Looks fine to me but there will be a lot of twisting on the spacer, so I would probably leave it loose over welding it and weekening the shackle.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 03, 2018, 10:14:30 AM »
Well, he is a Ford guy.

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D.O.T. / Re: Favorite Magazine??? Why?
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:02:58 AM »
Oh Mikey...if I had a dollar for every time you said you were going to retire. :)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:57:19 AM »
Thanks for the input Bob. I know you have the experience.
I'm going off engineered plans, dealing with only an 18" drop over roughly 300". I already lowered them 6" without making the ditch deeper , and hope it goes unnoticed. ... also, it's a private road... county said they only care about what's on the property. We couldn't change the water's entry or exit, but did go from 100" to 300" long, which gobbled up the little bit of grade I had to start with.
Oh, and I still need to haul in more fill to raise the banks of the ditch to match the drawings... and cfms.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:40:37 AM »
My brother has those issues and he does handle the checks. Contractors around here won't work without 50% upfront.
I know it's super frustrating, but you won't find anyone that will do it as well as you. No one.

Still looking good though.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 02, 2018, 03:10:41 PM »
That's on him. I'll be sick that day.

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I can hear their excuses right now, I didn't understand the "one way" "do not enter" "wrong way" signs!!! my teacher taught me in school I just have to do what I want nothing else matters and rules and signs don't apply if they offend me!  I am so special and you cant tell me any different!

Also Ken they do have gravel road training schools! 

 

Hey!! he doesn't need your help!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:59:46 AM »
You are correct Charles. I'm not done, just trying to prepare for this rain we're getting. That's where I ended the ditch a few months ago. Per county (and pipe company) 18" is the number. The dirt is crap, so I'm mixing gravel. The base at entrance is 12" of 4-6" rock, then dirt, then gravel. i had to drop the culverts 6" to lower overall height. Still going to be a hill tho.
We will eventually concrete the ends similar to what you did...matter of fact, I referenced your build to him.
 

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:33:24 PM »
Yeah, until I catch it with one of the buckets....not that I did that....4 times.

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I'm listening. :P

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